Recently by Dave Hunter

Dave Hunter

Dave Hunter

Bio: Dave Hunter, who ran his marathon P.R. of 2:31:40 on the highly revered Boston Marathon course back in the Paleozoic era, is a track and field announcer, broadcaster, and journalist.


RunBlogRun opines: Molly Huddle is a student of the sport. A fine distance runner from 5,000 meters on up, Molly will be debuting over the marathon distance after the Rio Olympics, at the TCS New York City Marathon. But, from now until August, we will be seeing Molly Huddle on the track. Here is David Hunter's story about her 10,000 meter victory on Day two.

Huddle_MollyLeds-USOlyTr16.jpGMolly Huddle leads the 10,000m, photo by

This may have been Galen Rupp's finest victory over 10,000 meters. Battling a tough field, and Mother Nature, plus a challenge over the last 450 meters, Galen Rupp had no time to coast! Here is David Hunter's fine tome to Galen Rupp's finest 10,000 meter victory!

Rupp_Galen1a-OlyTr16.JPGGalen Rupp just does it, photo by

I like English Gardner. I like her fighting style and her attitude. This women wants to be the best sprinter in the world. Over the next few days, she will challenge the ideas she has with the ideas from other sprinters with some confidence. David Hunter captured much of that attitude in this fine article to preview her racing this coming weekend.

Gardner_English1-Pre16.JPGEnglish Gardner, her race be won, photo by

franzarnowskiusatftv.jpgDr. Frank Zarnowski, the Dean of Multi-events, photo courtesy of USATF.TV

I first met Dr. Zarnowski during the early 1990s, as part of the VISA Decathlon program. Listening to Zeke speak on the history of the decathlon with precision and love, are some of the highlights of my time in our sport. Here is a fine piece by David Hunter on the Dean of Multi-eventers, Dr. Frank Zarnowski.

At the recent NCAA champs, one long time observer of the sport noted that Frank Zarnowski's commentating on the NCAA was "the finest commentating I have ever heard at a sporting event."

Enough said.

Courtney Frerichs won the NCAA steeplechase, and broke the collegiate record of another notable steepelchaser-one Jenny Simpson. Courtney has blossomed over the past year, and David Hunter captures that brilliant adventure in this fine piece.


Carmelita Jeter is not only fast, but enduring. I can close my eyes and see her face and reaction to the WR in the 4x100 meters in the 2012 London Olympics. Now, four years later, Carmelita is focusing on the 2016 Olympic Trials and the Rio Olympics.

Here is David Hunter's fantastic story on the sprinter who has endured through injuries, rough races to win three Olympic medals in 2012. The road to Eugene is a few weeks away and less than two months for Rio.

And Carmelita Jeter is focused.

Jeter_CarmelitaLook-OlyTr12.jpgCarmelita Jeter, photo by

Murphy_ClaytonQ-World15.jpgClayton Murphy, photo by

The pace was fast: 56 seconds for 400 meters, 1:56.4 for 800 meters and 2:53 for 1200 meters. This was no normal, boring, sleeping championship 1,500 meters. These guys were out to run. Coming off the final turn, Clayton Murphy, running with the "controlled aggression" of man from the 1976 Trials (Mike Durkin), took the race for his and ran 3:36.38!

As David Hunter writes here, Mr. Murphy and his coach have some decisions to make over the next few weeks. That will be, after he runs another 1,500 meters on Sunday, at the Portland Track Festival!

NCAA Championships Athletics.jpgDominque Scott wins 10,000m, photo courtesy of Ryan Kang/AP photo

Dominique Scott ran 23 laps and raced for two laps to win the 10,000 meters last night. In this feature on day two, David Hunter tells RBR readers all that they want to know about the Arkansas Razorback star!

Ed Cheserek.jpgThe King, NCAA 2015 (his second 10k, now he has a third!), photo by Cheryl Treworgy/Pretty Sporty

Ed Cheserek won the 10,000 meters last night, during night one of the NCAA Outdoors. Here is how David Hunter recapped the twenty-five lapper and the absolute skill that Ed Cheserek uses during his third win over 10k and his 14th NCAA title!

PoleVault-Doha16.jpgPole Vault, photo by

David Hunter has covered the NCAA Championships for us for several years now. This is his arguement for the NCAA Championships and how important they are in our sport. We look forward to David's daily columns (along with Lindsay Rossmiller's) on the NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Championships, held in Eugene, Oregon, from June 8-11.

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